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Pro Bull Riders contract for freelance coverage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Danwriter, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Danwriter

    Danwriter New Member

    Professional Bull Riders press coverage agreement. Lengthy but a fun read. What happens when lawyers get drunk, on alcohol, power or both.

    2. For real and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and FOR NO ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION, HOLDER HEREBY GRANTS TO PBR, its duly authorized agents, licensees and assigns, the RIGHT TO PUBLICLY AND COMMERCIALLY USE, display, publish, distribute, perform, transfer, license, reproduce, copy, alter, make derivatives of, translate, transmit and otherwise commercially exploit IN PERPETUITY Holder’s name, image, signature, likeness, voice, photograph, persona, trade dress and other publicity rights, including pictures, photographs, films, images and sounds of Holder, that may be captured, recorded or memorialized at or in, or related to, the Event including before or after the Event, or in any related activities of PBR, its affiliates, sponsors, licensees or sublicensees, that are put on near the Event, such as pre- or after-parties, receptions, VIP matters, meetings and the like, in any way, medium or material, whether now known or hereafter created (including, but not limited to, print, television, radio, film and video, any other audio and/or visual productions or works, and transmissions over the Internet).

    JOINT OWNERSHIP: Holder and PBR shall be the joint owners of all copyrights in and to any works created or collected by Holder at the Event. Holder acknowledges that PBR exclusively owns any and all rights to broadcast, transmit, film, tape, capture, overhear, photograph, record video, audio, film pictures, and footage and to print, publish, distribute, collect, capture or record, by any means, process, medium or device, whether or not currently in existence, all images, sounds, activities, information and data arising from, during, or related to, the Event (“Media”). Holder hereby expressly and irrevocably assigns to PBR a perpetual one-half interest in the Media for royalty-free use by PBR in any form and for any purpose. All use of the Media by Holder shall be strictly limited to news coverage of the Event and/or other strictly editorial purposes. Neither Holder nor PBR shall be required to account to the other party for any profits resulting from the Media. Holder agrees to execute and cause the execution of any and all further documents reasonably deemed necessary by PBR to evidence, maintain, protect and enjoy the rights assigned to PBR in this agreement. In the event that PBR, in its sole and unfettered discretion, objects to any particular use of the Media by Holder, Holder agrees to immediately discontinue use of the Media as directed by PBR.

    Holder hereby waives all moral rights in connection with Holder’s appearance or captured image, voice and so forth and hereby waives any right of inspection or approval of such appearance or the uses to which such appearance are put. Holder further waives all right to injunctive or equitable relief. The provisions of this paragraph, together with Holder’s commitments and obligations under it, are binding on Holder and Holder’s spouse, children, heirs, next of kin, legal representatives, successors and assigns, and will survive termination or expiration of this Credential.
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